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Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11146024     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Right ventricular dysplasia (RVD) is a disease entity of unknown cause that is characterised by partial or total replacement of RV-muscle by adipose or fibrous tissue. It is a well-recognized cause of arrhythmia and premature sudden death, but usually underdiagnosed. Several noninvasive and invasive diagnostic modalities have been used, however, all may not be positive in a given case. Drug therapy with class 1c, beta-blocker, and amiodarone in variable combination produce varying success rates in preventing recurrent ventricular tachycardia. Failure of the above measures calls for insertion of implantable cardioverter defibrillator. The attention of emergency physicians is drown to this disease as they are the first medical personnel to be presented with this disease as an emergency. Hence their recognition of RVD will ensure early and proper management.
A J Kinsara; L Zaman; A Gorgels
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of emergency medicine     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0735-6757     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Emerg Med     Publication Date:  2001 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-01-24     Completed Date:  2001-03-29     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8309942     Medline TA:  Am J Emerg Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  67-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
King Khalid National Guard Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
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Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia / diagnosis*

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